The spread of the delta coronavirus variant has led Los Angeles County and other localities across the nation to strengthen their mask-wearing requirements. Here's what public health experts have to say about the trend—and why surgeons general from the Biden and Trump administrations are split on CDC's current masking recommendations.
Covid-19 cases are rising sharply, especially in areas with low vaccination rates, leading CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Friday to warn the country is experiencing "a pandemic of the unvaccinated." At the same time, a new poll revealed that unvaccinated Americans are not as worried about the delta variant as vaccinated Americans are.
Intermountain Healthcare has decided to close 25 of its 26 retail pharmacies and refer its patients to CVS Health—and other health systems around the country are moving in the same direction, Modern Healthcare reports.
CMS reported that more than two million Americans have signed up for coverage through Affordable Care Act marketplaces since February, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee.